Friday, January 26, 2007

Look, mom!

I'm so proud! Ladymama's first intarsia! This is the first pocket for the anouk pinafore I'm making for Ivy. Thanks, again, to Lucy for teaching me how to do this technique.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

John's Hot Head

John's Hot Head, originally uploaded by Ladymama.

This is the hat I was talking about that I made for John when I was a new knitter. My first purling project... I'm misty.

Boring Hat

Greg's Beanie, originally uploaded by Ladymama.

Here's a beanie I whipped up during Ice Storm '07 for Greg as a belated Christmas gift. Um, it's still in the envelope on my desk waiting to be mailed off to Salt Lake City. hee hee. I modified the Hot Head pattern in Stitch-n-Bitch and used Lambs Pride Bulky. He wanted mostly black, so, voila. I'm really not too crazy about it. I prefer the one I knit for John a long time ago.

Oh yeah, I knit this sucker in the round on size 10 double pointed needles (don't ask), and I will just say that I probably picked up about 95 dropped stitches along the way. An exercise in discipline, I suppose.

My first flat cat

My first flat cat, originally uploaded by Ladymama.

Here is one of my most favoritist things I have knit. I also made this in December as part of the trade with Leah. I was quite sad to part with it, but will be making an even cuter one for Miss Ivy as soon as I get around to it.

Knit in garter stitch using cheapy Sugar-n-Cream yarn from Hobby Lobby. Those striped pants were a bitch to seam.

Faux Fair Isle Hat for Baby Maya

Faux Fair Isle Hat for Baby Maya, originally uploaded by Ladymama.

I knit this in December as part of a trade with my friend Leah, who makes baby kimonos and slings. The pattern works up by itself because it's sock yarn (Norweger Ringel).


I'm currently working on the Anouk Pinafore for Ivy. I've made the front. Now I need to learn intarsia (thank you, Lucy!) to make the flower pockets and then make the identical back piece. It's been easy so far, with the exception of a few forgotten decreases, which led to ripping out a lot of work and re-doing. I also ended up with an extra stitch somewhere, so I had to cheat and get rid of it as inconspicuously as possible. I think it's fine, though. More photos of that to come.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Casting On

I don't claim to be funny or interesting. In fact, I've been trying so long to come up with a witty name for this knitting blog, that I haven't started it till now. Really I'm doing this because I can no longer kid myself into thinking that someday I'm going to get old photos printed and match yarn labels and random yarn scraps and catch up on my knitting journal. I do think I can handle taking photos of my projects and uploading them to this blog. It won't be anything impressive. But I need something to show for all the time I spend in my red rocker (besides the growing baby, of course).